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PHS works to increase access to fresh, healthy food throughout the region, and our Community Garden programs offer resources to Philadelphia-area community gardens and urban farms. Services include educational workshops, gardening supplies and materials, seedlings, access to the PHS tool library, technical assistance, volunteer assistance, and infrastructure improvements for your community garden or grow space.

Additionally, we work with gardens and farms at every stage—whether it’s just getting started or long-established—to offer support services tailored to your garden and create specialized approaches to set and achieve attainable garden goals.


In partnership with the urban agriculture community, our Community Gardens team has compiled a list of resources and recommendations to keep gardening safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Here’s how it works:

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Step 1
Fill out an interest form

Your garden leader expresses an interest in joining the PHS Community Gardens Program by completing a brief interest form below.

Interest Form
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Step 2
Attend an information session

Visit our event calendar to find upcoming information sessions.

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Step 3
Complete an in-depth application

Complete an in-depth application where you share more about your garden’s culture, current growing operations, goals, and areas where you need assistance.

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Step 4
Schedule a site visit

PHS staff will visit your garden leaders and the garden will be placed in one of three categories: Emerging, Established, or Mature.

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Step 5
Get Gardening!

As your community continues to garden, PHS will support your work.

Support services include:

Services Emerging Gardens Established Gardens Mature Gardens

PHS Garden Tenders and Growing Organic Workshop Series

Supplies and Materials

Access to Tool Library

Technical Assistance

Schedule and Organize Volunteer Workdays

PHS Leadership Workshop Series

Capital Improvements

Soil Testing

Established and Mature Gardens are encouraged to:

  • Apply to PHS’s City Harvest initiative which supports growers to increase the production and accessible distribution of organic, culturally relevant, locally grown produce. By participating in City Harvest your site will receive organic vegetable seedlings, direct sow seeds, organic pest control supplies, and other items to grow food for donation. 
  • Join the Neighborhood Gardens Trust, Philadelphia’s neighborhood garden protector.

Questions? Contact the PHS Community Gardens Team.